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Sep 16, 2010 8:30pm PDT
the communications sent to us since the last regular meeting. if you have any issues or points you would like to raise or ed regarding the advanced calendar, if you could also note those. the commissioners have also received the two indicated staff reports. >> i have some questions. first of all, i want to thank you for putting on the budget hearings well in advance. we usually wait until the last moment and scramble around. i do want some clarification. not the budget hearing, but under january 20, that is a thursday. but we are adopting -- is this a regular -- are we making this a regular meeting on january 20? >> we have several ceqa reviews coming up. as you know, the planning commission meets on thursdays. there will be several instances where we will be asking you if you will consider having a regular meeting or a special meeting of the commission the same day as the planning commission so that if they adopt the findings the commission can do it the same day. >> i see. going back to the schedule budget hearing -- january 13, i believe, is the regular meeting day. no -- it's a thursday.
SFGTV
Sep 19, 2010 8:30am PDT
used for other products. >> [speaking spanish] >> it is going to be a good thing for us to take used motor oil from customers. we have a 75-gallon tank that we used and we have someone take it from here to recycle. >> so far, we have 35 people. we have collected 78 gallons, if not more. these are other locations that you can go. it is absolutely free. you just need to have the location open. you are set to go. >> thank you for coming today. today is the disaster council meeting for friday, september 10, 2010. i'm going to take this opportunity to let you know that we will be making some changes to the agenda, mostly due to the san bruno fire that occurred yesterday. we will reorder the agenda today, and we will be adding the discussion to the agenda regarding yesterday's fire, as well as a moment of silence on this ninth anniversary of the 911 that tax. we realize the ninth anniversary is tomorrow, but we wanted to recognize that since this body is the disaster council. we will also be taking a recess at approximately 1:30 for an emergency briefing, and we are planning and to re
SFGTV
Sep 12, 2010 7:00am PDT
department will be hosted the navy and marine corps for a practical search and rescue training. the u.s. navy is going to host a regional civilian prepared this volunteers and urged people from around the region -- preparedness volunteers answered by people from around the region, and a number of activities will take place from around the green. the blue angels will also be year. we did not put that on the list, but that is a given. on october 16, the san francisco fire department is having their annual citywide emergency response team drills. the list of where those are going to occur is on this. as we moved into october 16 through 18, we will be doing bourbon shield regional terrorism exercise that is an annual event -- urban shield regional terrorism exercise. the sheriff's department and police and others are heavily involved in this. it is my understanding we will have captains' available in five-hour shifts and the police department that will be helping the area command for all the exercise sites that will occur in this committee. october 21, and i would like you to go back to your agen
SFGTV
Sep 19, 2010 5:30am PDT
more than if the use pg&e, but it would lower it to what our cost of generation is. to the extent we used hetchy power in cca, we would only charge generation costs. vice president vietor: would that impact the negotiation of the contract with the cca provider because of the profit? >> i do not think so. again, it would only impact that, and potentially in a positive way, if we were going to be buying power from another municipal entity. it would limit how much it could charge us. that is probably on the margin, not a major part of it. president crowley: it takes all of the financial incentive out of any energy conservation. >> exactly. vice president vietor: that is one in -- i am from the city attorney -- >> i am from the city attorney's office. that is only one interpretation. that is only one reading which could be given to it. >> we will give you a fact sheet on that. vice president vietor: in november -- on the november ballot? >> yes, it is. president crowley: anything that needs to be received? commissioner moran: there were several things distributed with the agenda binder t
SFGTV
Sep 19, 2010 9:30am PDT
that will be ongoing, that can deal with disasters like this, so we encourage people to use that. clearly, that is an option along with the red cross and the other very well known traditional avenues. sf gives back is set up on our city's official website. mayor newsom: there are a number of calls -- puc has received some calls. david has received a number of calls. anything you want to add? you have a couple of centers that were access for emergency response. i know there have been some environmental questions. >> we have a really great public utilities commission. in addition to the san francisco jail and airport, we have hundreds of employees in the immediate vicinity because we operate the regional water system, so in that capacity, they were able to immediately respond. in the first hours, that was all in mutual aid since for fire support. our first concern was making sure san bruno have water. they are our wholesale water customer, and there were some problems because one of the water mains was damaged. second, we did bring water trucks into the area to thecal fire. third, all those
SFGTV
Sep 26, 2010 4:30am PDT
people are. i know a lot of people watch " 24" and jack bauer always knows where people are when they use their cell phone, and we can triangulate according to sell towers, but the fact is we really do not know where people are, so it becomes important that people are using cell phones to call in any emergency to save their location and know where they are. we have two things we're working on with 911, which is language, and also say your location if you are using a cell phone. very important. so we are working on education materials for that. in translation, it is interesting to note that of the calls we receive -- and we received close to 1,013,000 in 2009, which is approximately 3% of all the calls -- the top four language requiring translation were spanish, cantonese, mandarin, and russian. there's a big gap between cantonese and mandarin, and as we go down to russian. so the service has been working out well. important websites -- i want to draw your attention to the shakeout website again so you can register. want to draw your attention so you pass along to your employees and contin
SFGTV
Sep 26, 2010 7:30pm PDT
are constantly using to refine what we're doing and also to apply for future grants. ongoing projects, we will top -- talk about that later on the agenda. i have to compliment the bay area. we have to complement the sheriff's department for getting this done. then, we have the 2010 state homeland security grant program and metropolitan medical response system grants. to plan for mutual aid for a response within the region, within the response, and we will hear a little bit about that as we talk about the san bruno incident that happened yesterday. and almost done -- mitigation steering committee. i talked a little bit about that originally, but we have membership from the department of emergency managementofdpw, recreation and parks department, general services agency, treasure island apartment building inspection, puc, mayor's office, capital planning, the fire department, police department, school department, and the port. we're working on that. the outdoor public warning system update -- we just wanted to say that we have added a number of non-english specifically cantonese and some sp
SFGTV
Sep 12, 2010 7:00pm PDT
, some conservative errors from the getty. to have them tell us about the works of their school was important. it represents african-american artists to during the 20's and 30's used an incredible body of work. it is one of the most incredible works of art in the city, bar none. it is a huge mural of incredible works. >> the san francisco civic arts collection has been in existence since the turn of the century. it consists of everything from monument to golden gate park to market street, other works in the collection, from the wpa era, the quite tower, the works from the george washington high school. we have the contemporary education, where they depict some of the vocational arts that were taught at george washington high school. what is interesting is the artist's and corp. of some of the -- incorporation of some of the architectural elements. they used the speaker from the p a system as part of the design. on the opposite side of the library, we have a large fresco which depicts the academic subjects that were taught at the time. it serves as a foil to the other fresco in t
SFGTV
Sep 16, 2010 9:00pm PDT
there is probably something in there that could get us to the front of the line. everybody is asking, wherever the lines are, that they be inspected in case they have the same issue. we do have the ability to inspect them to some extent our cells, and possibly excavate and look at pipelines. -- to inspect them to some extent ourselves, and possibly excavate and look at pipelines. i have all the records in my office of what is already documented. as you know, the program is very active and things are very fluid right now. i will circle back if i see anything out there i do not know about right now that we can look at as well. the short answer is there is some ability to get answers quickly. commissioner caen: i think that is very important and i think we should move forward on that, to look at the records that exist now in terms of the inspections that have been done. why should we spend our money and our time inspecting their pipes, in light of what has happened? i think that would be a reasonable request that they inspect what is on our property. >> as you know, the califo
SFGTV
Sep 17, 2010 7:30am PDT
to be interesting. thank you. [applause] >> captainin -- in a short time with us, you have won a lot of parts of country. thank you very much. there is also an update on the incident in san bruno thursday night. the director of water supply and treatment was very involved, as long -- as well as other members of the organization. >> good afternoon, commissioners. i am david briggs with the water supply treatment commission. -- treatment division. the response to last thursday's explosion by the puc staff was amazing. it was immediate and multifaceted. there was certainly a response by the fire department here and at the airport. that was very rapid and throw. puc staff or the first ones on the scene. some of us live in san bruno, 20 to 30 staff. they are our neighbor and wholesale customers. within minutes of the explosion, we knew exactly what was happening. staff at the tracy water treatment plant were only 2 miles away. staff there felt, heard, and saw the explosion. we have staff in the watershed that live half a mile away that were sent immediately. once we pinpointed the location, we qui
SFGTV
Sep 24, 2010 10:00am PDT
, the maintenance programs used to take care of them, including the corrosion program, which has been getting a lot of news. when any deficiencies are detected in our regular inspections, that feeds directly into our cip so we can address that deficiency. i have asked myself many times in the last five days, what would happen if the public, the media, or my peers in the water industry were to come into my office and look at my documents for my inspection records, how do maintenance, how i take care of things, and whether i am on top of things, because this is exactly what happened to pg&e. i feel very comfortable. we are very much on top of things. >> thank you, mr. briggs. commissioner caen: i do have a question. the pipes that are on our land. can we demand of pg&e to inspect them? >> that would probably come down to the terms in the easement, which is probably where our legal rights would be housed. it is common in easements and permits that one of the stipulations is that they do nothing that harms our ability to deliver water. there is probably something in there that could get us to the front
SFGTV
Sep 12, 2010 7:30pm PDT
number one priority, how to use resources efficiently. i'm happy to introduce dr. johnson, who will be working with us on the governance project. she is an international expert on post-disaster recovery, and she will be helping us figure out how to make decisions in a disaster event. one of the things we're looking at, which is very exciting, is the concept of using our incident command system principles to extend into post- disaster recovery. this is laurie's expertise, so we will be national leaders on trying to figure out the best possible model for using ics over a long time, and we hope to really instigate best practices in the federal government and fema, department of homeland security, so we can be using these best practices principles, so i'm really looking forward to some of that. as you know, one of our key successes is the life lines council, which is a group of 25 to 30 of our life line providers, includes communication, transportation, power, water, sewer, debris management, and we recently have added our financial institutions. organizations of banks, which are d
SFGTV
Sep 12, 2010 8:00pm PDT
for work to help us determine so that we can communicate with the public, and we're getting the onslaught of questions ebit. people now concern of what to do if they smelled gas. call 911? call the police department? call the neighborhood knows how to turn the gas off? that is a protocol that has been underscored in some of the early assertions that have come out. we are of the opinion that if you smell gas, you should call line 11 and let us have that anchor information, and we will direct appropriately. anyone to eliminate further on that? >> just with regards to our analysis, we have always had it been productive working relationship with pg&e, and we hope to continue that. it is only a brief in light of the circumstances and events of last night, that we did look at the city's infrastructure as it is related to utilities, the age of the system, the location of the system, and any liabilities they might be, and also, an appropriate time to review protocols related to gas leaks, how repairs are done, and redoubling our efforts are working as a team when we get on scene, and there's a re
SFGTV
Sep 26, 2010 8:00pm PDT
patients if their resources being used to the south of them become overburdened. we have also offered mental health services, since this is, as you say.8' b besides the physical devastation, it can be emotionally devastating. we have offered to provide additional mental-health services and translation services, so i think the mutual aid went well last night. mayor newsom: we had a number of representatives from pg&e. i will get to you in a minute because i want to talk -- bring things closer to home in the end, but mark johnson is here. i appreciate you taking the time to get out here. perhaps you can give us an update an overview, and to the extent that i understand we all understand this investigation, what you know and what you can share. >> [inaudible] i want to extend my condolences and my sympathy to all of those families that were impacted. [inaudible] basically, what we know at this point, and i think many of you have heard from various media, that there was a rush of 830- inch steel gas main transmission line that appears to be the cause of the incident. we are in the
SFGTV
Sep 14, 2010 5:00pm PDT
the three of us got together to write this. he looks much younger than his years, and we know that for the talent and skill that he has shared with us, we don't have enough of him. i'm happy to join in this recognition. supervisor mar: we would love to hear from you. >> i want to think supervisors mar and mirkarimi. in lieu of budget cuts, i think it will have to be called reese urlich half-day. i spend a lot of time travelling to places like iraq and afghanistan. i did a lot of stories about the fraud in civilian and military aid. in the case of afghanistan, a story i did for the san francisco chronicle, of the money that is allocated for civilian assistance, the money allocated in washington about 20% or 10% actually reach the people of afghanistan. it is not covered or investigated by congress. when cities like san francisco are faced with magic -- massive budget cutbacks, what we are spending on the war is a direct correlation between that and a lack of money in the city. the next time someone says that the board of supervisors shouldn't be making its own foreign policy, t
SFGTV
Sep 24, 2010 8:00am PDT
departments assigned here, so you will be getting a call from us. mayor newsom: animal welfare and patrol? you guys were sent out, and you have been helpful. thank you. if you could just let us know a little bit about what you have done. >> our apartment was on standby as early as 8:00 last night. we reached out to our counterparts in san mateo county, the peninsula humane society, and offered our assistance. this morning around 10:00, we got a request for help, and we sent two units with animal control officers to canvass the area in san bruno 4 lose rolling heads and/or assist in any way that we could. our officers are still in the field dealing with that right now. mayor newsom: anything from a medical examiner perspective? you avail yourself to your colleagues down there. >> [inaudible] resources that we could put on standby in case there were more fatalities than the san mateo coroner's office could handle. we put one investigator and one van on standby. we have been in contact with the san mateo county coroner's office. this time, they have not need the assistance from us, but we remain
SFGTV
Sep 26, 2010 5:00am PDT
give us an update an overview, and to the extent that i understand we all understand this investigation, what you know and what you can share. >> [inaudible] i want to extend my condolences and my sympathy to all of those families that were impacted. [inaudible] basically, what we know at this point, and i think many of you have heard from various media, that there was a rush of 830- inch steel gas main transmission line that appears to be the cause of the incident. we are in the process of trying to report service both from electric as well as gas as safely and as quickly as possibly -- as we possibly can. last night we interrupted service here from a safety standpoint, working very closely in conjunction with various fire officials at the site last night. behind we have people who work through the night last night, and they are continuing to work today. they are performing the survey on both the transition system as well as the distribution system to insure that we can safely restore service to those who have been impacted. we have also been working very closely with red cross with ou
SFGTV
Sep 19, 2010 9:00am PDT
collaborative with. it is in the spirit of collaboration that i wanted to walk through and ask a number of us to give a presentation of exactly what happened. i want to just begin by thanking the fire chief and her team for her outstanding job and their outstanding job. i want to thank john martin for his work, his team, and his outstanding job. i want to thank the key and -- vicki and dem for their outstanding job. to those that may not be recognized, a lot of those that i just have from animal welfare and control to the coroner's office, the medical examiner's office, and others for their responsiveness and job well done to ed lee and the city administration office will play an even bigger role, which you will hear about in a moment in terms of providing support, as well as mitch katz in the department of public health, and those represented in this room and to the trauma teams at sf general in particular, our hats go off. that is the frame of the folks i want to talk, and then, we will ask as our representatives from pg&e made their way up from san bruno, and i think a number of folks have
SFGTV
Sep 12, 2010 7:30am PDT
. they took us up on our offer, and at 6:53, we sent a complement of three engines, a truck, a battalion chief, and assistant chief, safety chief. we directed them -- instead of going down the airport, we directed them to where there was staging. once we checked in, we were redirected up to the side of the explosion. many of our units were providing structural protection within 45 minutes of the explosion. i would like to first and foremost extend our condolences and our sad and hearts for what is happening down at san bruno, and the fire department remains committed to assist our neighbors to the south. city family, under the direction of mayor newsom could not have worked more seamlessly. i appreciate the partnership we have with the airport and the trust the grumman has with the airport to utilize the resources from the airport to assist our neighbors in san bruno. at this time, most of the apparatus that were supporting down in san bruno have been released from the command post. as you stated, we do have a fuel unit that remains down there. the fuel unit has a capacity of approximately 1,5
SFGTV
Sep 24, 2010 7:30am PDT
tried to get what the state is using for the state because in the media, things tend to change even faster. we try to turn those reports out on a fairly regular basis. we offered assistance to ems. we offered assistance to the medical mutual aid coordinator. those offers are still out there. we have renewed them, and as this event draws on, we even offered to provide staff some relief for theirs. staffing an eoc for an extended time gets to be a challenge for any jurisdiction. with that, we will continue to monitor this and participate with state conference calls, and if anything arises, we stand ready to act. mayor newsom: now back to the fundamental question. we want to start with that, and i will give pg&e an opportunity to update us in a moment, but the human element should not be lost. god forbid, grace of god go any of us to lose a loved one, to wake up and to learn of someone you care about deeply or know they have lost their life so immediately, so acutely, and so unacceptably. it is devastating, and there are people that survived in addition to those that have passed away,
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